- “FreeWire Shows Us How To Solve Charging Challenges In Rural America” • A company called FreeWire Technologies looks like they have a pretty good solution to something that keeps rural charging stations from happening in the US. FreeWire integrates battery storage directly into the station and plan on using a lot less continuous power. [CleanTechnica]
- “NIO Chooses Onsemi Silicon Carbide Power Modules” • A Phoenix-based maker of high efficiency traction power modules, onsemi, announced that it has signed a deal to sell its batteries to NIO, a Chinese EV manufacturer with plans to expand globally (including to the US). The traction power modules increase efficiency in EVs. [CleanTechnica]
- “CarMax: High Gas Prices Driving Jump In EV Interest” • In a recent report from CarMax on its EV customer interest and sales, one thing is pretty clear: EV sales are going up. And today’s nasty gas prices are definitely driving the change. EV test drives were also noticeably up in February and March of this year, at 1.5 times what they were a year ago. [CleanTechnica]
- “Rhode Island Senate Passes Commitment To 100% Renewable Energy” • The Rhode Island Senate passed a bill to accelerate the state’s commitment to a renewable energy future. The bill would require that 100% of all electricity sold in the state be generated from renewable sources by 2033 – the most ambitious timeline of any state. [Environment America]
- “New York State Build Public Renewables Act Passes Senate” • The Build Public Renewables Act empowers New York Power Authority to develop a renewable, reliable, and affordable energy infrastructure that will reduce New York’s GHG emissions by 85% by 2050, and convert 70% of its power generation to renewables by 2030. [New York State Senate]
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